Yesterday, Teresa the five-year-old went on a brief kick of identifying eye colors. “My eyes are brown!” she announced, and then, looking at me, “Your eyes are blue!”
Tina the three-year-old could not be left out. Staring intently into Jacinta’s eyes, she exclaimed, “Your eyes are … white!”
Then, looking at me, “Your eyes are … white!”
Jacinta asked, “What color are your eyes, Tina?” “Um … white!”
I suppose it’s a hard concept to grasp: why we call my eyes blue and Jacinta’s eyes brown when there is so much–well, white in there.